Here is a quick glance at some points of life and ministry in the past months of Tim and Deb Meier, missionaries in Zambia. This will be done in two parts. Stay tuned next week to get the second glance of this incredible pocket where God is working mightily in Central Africa.
2014 Summer Update
Tim and I have been involved in many different ministries and activities, and find ourselves always actively on the go. Tim has been steadily working with the Educational Care program teaching teachers how to study, learn and think through a Christian Worldview. He has also been coordinating with the leadership team at Grace Center Church to help lead and encourage the members of the Grace Center Church here in Kabwe. Both Tim and I have spent countless hours with the Deaf Ministry to develop it further, and create it into an independent self-sustaining foundation for the Deaf and Vulnerable Children of Kabwe. Tim is also constantly running around to all our different ministry buildings and organizations providing quality and consistent maintenance to ministry buildings. I have been busy coordinating church activities, the Sunday school programs at Grace Center Church for the children, a women’s Bible study and offering prayer support and counseling to the young women in our community. I continue to host a bi-monthly tea for the Grace Center Church that builds relationships within our small community. Tim and I also have recently started a ministry to all the outlying farm families in Kabwe, where we meet for a meal, small devotional and prayer time monthly. Our daughter Elizabeth visited us during her summer break from work as a school counselor.
Recently, we were blessed with a team of teachers from Michigan and Pennsylvania who came to Zambia to teach a seminar on teaching techniques. Jimmy Moore, one of our previous missionaries with GMI, led this team from the USA to Kabwe. All the teachers from the Grace Community schools throughout Zambia traveled into Kabwe for this conference. The local public school teachers in Kabwe were also invited to attend the conference. The conference was also attended by local governmental dignitaries. The conference ran smoothly, and many of the Zambian teachers left feeling better equipped to educate their students.
Easter is a wonderful opportunity in Kabwe to openly share the gospel with different parts of our local community here. In these pictures, Tim is leading an Easter Sunrise Service for the Grace Center Church. The service started about 6:00 a.m. in the morning, and Tim led worship and preached. Afterwards, we celebrated Christ’s resurrection with a hot breakfast joining in fellowship with our church community. Later Tim and I went to the Deaf House (Safe Haven) to celebrate Easter with Roy, Sarah and the deaf and vulnerable children. At Safe Haven, I shared the gospel message through the Resurrection Eggs. Sharing the gospel with the kids using the symbols in the Resurrection Eggs allowed them to hear the gospel through the images in the eggs.
To learn more about the Meiers and their ministry please visit http://www.gracem.org